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Old 06-25-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Default Bucks get Stephen Jackson, Shaun Livingston, Beno Udrih. Maggette, Salmons gone

The Milwaukee Bucks have acquired guard/forward Stephen Jackson, guard Shaun Livingston, guard Beno (BAY-no) Udrih (OOH-drick) and the draft rights to forward Tobias (TOE-bye-us) Harris in a three-team deal with Charlotte and Sacramento, General Manager John Hammond announced today. As part of the deal, Milwaukee sends Corey Maggette to Charlotte and John Salmons and the draft rights to Jimmer Fredette (10th overall) to Sacramento. The draft rights to Bismack Biyombo (7th overall) moves from Sacramento to Charlotte to complete the trade.

An 11-year NBA veteran, Jackson (6-8, 218) averaged 18.5 points, 4.5 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.2 steals in 67 games for Charlotte last season. In 747 career NBA games, the 33-year old has averaged 16.3 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.3 assists and 1.4 steals in 33.4 minutes per game. A native of Houston, TX, Jackson, 33, was drafted in 1997 by Phoenix (43rd overall) out of Oak Hill Academy, but didn’t see his first NBA action until the 2000-01 season with New Jersey. He has played for six NBA teams (New Jersey, San Antonio, Atlanta, Indiana, Golden State and Charlotte) including the 2003 NBA Champions Spurs, and scored in double figures in his last nine seasons. Jackson began his professional career in the CBA with the La Crosse Bobcats (1997-98) and also played with the Fort Wayne Fury (1999-2000), and in the Venezuelan League (1999-2000).

Livingston (6-7, 185) appeared off the bench in 73 games for the Bobcats last season and averaged 6.6 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.0 assists. A veteran of six NBA seasons, Livingston has played in 266 games (79 starts) with career averages of 7.1 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.8 assists per contest. The 25-year old native of Peoria, IL, was the fourth overall pick by the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2004 NBA Draft out of Peoria Central (IL) High School. In addition to his four seasons with the Clippers, he has also played for Miami, Oklahoma City and Washington.

Last season, Udrih (6-3, 203) appeared in 79 games for the Kings last and averaged 13.7 points, 3.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists and 1.2 steals. Udrih, 28, was drafted 28th overall by the San Antonio Spurs in 2004, and played three seasons with the Spurs including the 2005 and 2007 NBA Championship seasons. He was signed as a free agent by Sacramento prior to the 2007 campaign and played the last four seasons for the Kings. In his seven NBA seasons, Udrih has averaged 9.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 503 games with 234 starts. He began his professional basketball career in 1998 in his native Slovenia and played there for four seasons before one season (2002-03) for Maccabi Tel Aviv in Israel. Udrih followed that with a season each in the Italian League (Breil Milano) and Russian League (Avtodor Saratov) prior to joining the Spurs.

Harris (6-8, 226) averaged 15.3 points and 7.3 rebounds as a true freshman at the University of Tennessee, earning him Second Team All-SEC honors by the league’s coaches and an SEC All-Freshman Team selection. A native of Islip, NY, Harris, 18, ranked fourth among NCAA freshman in the six ‘major’ conferences in scoring and tied for fifth in rebounding. He was selected to the USBWA Freshman All-America Second Team.

A nine-year NBA veteran, Salmons returns to Sacramento for the second time in his career (played for Kings from 2006-2009). Last season, Salmons played 73 games with 70 starts and averaged 14.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 35.0 minutes per game. In 30 games with the Bucks during the 2009-10 campaign, he averaged 19.9 points and scored in double-digits in 27 of his 30 games with Milwaukee. Salmons has played 674 NBA games with career averages of 10.1 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.5 steals.

A 12-year NBA veteran, Maggette averaged 12.0 points, 3.6 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 67 games last season. In 777 career NBA games, Maggette has averaged 16.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists. During the 2010-11 season, Maggette scored his 12,000th career point, played in his 750th career game and passed Jack Sikma for 50th place in NBA history for free throws made (4,391).
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